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The University of Mississippi Medical Center Improves Patient Outcomes with Smartphone App for Stroke and Cardiac Care [Press Release]

By Hannah Ostrem on May 31, 2016

Topics: Stroke STEMI Press
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No Power? No Problem. Pulsara Has You Covered.

By Shawn Olson on May 27, 2016

We have a saying in Montana: If you don't like the weather, wait 10 minutes and it will change. And springtime in Montana often brings blizzards and hail storms one minute, followed by sunshine and blue skies the next. Seriously! 

Topics: Stroke STEMI EMS
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A Communication Breakdown That May Have Cost a Heart Patient His Life

By Shane Elmore, RN on Apr 28, 2016

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Topics: Stroke STEMI EMS Trauma Healthcare
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Under the Hood of an EKG

By Shawn Olson on Apr 22, 2016

When a clinician looks at an EKG, they can depict a STEMI, arrhythmias, and so much more. However, as a non-clinician, when I look at an EKG, I see an electrical circuit built up of many components where the heart is central power unit.  

For many years, I helped develop and build data acquisition systems for a neuro-focused company.  I've found that this experience has given me a slightly different perspective of what is going on under the hood of an EKG than your average layperson or even clinician.

Topics: STEMI
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A Heart Healthy Way to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day With Your Pooch!

By Hannah Ostrem on Mar 17, 2016

...Okay, well the most obvious way to celebrate St. Patrick's day in a heart healthy way with your pooch would be to take him or her outside for a short jog. Seriously, new research has shown that even exercising even as little as 5 minutes per day DRASTICALLY reduces all-cause AND cardiovascular mortality. But I digress. 

Topics: STEMI
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ThedaCare Joins Industry Leaders in Use of Pulsara Acute Care Solution [Press Release]

By Hannah Ostrem on Mar 15, 2016

ThedaCare, a seven-hospital system in Northeast Wisconsin, serves over 200,000 patients per year and has always prided itself on being at the forefront of implementing new ways to provide the best, cutting edge medical care possible for its patients. Recently (also announced in a press release on March 14), this goal has materialized in the form of ThedaCare's partnership with Pulsara

Topics: STEMI Press
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The Sunny (Literally) Outlook for Fighting Cardiovascular Disease

By Hannah Ostrem on Mar 08, 2016

We all know that Vitamin D is an essential nutrient and that deficiency can cause mood disorders, fatigue, and muscle weakness. But research has also shown that decreased exposure to the sun correlates with higher levels of heart disease. 

Topics: STEMI
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Ambulance Diversions Result in Increased Deaths for Heart Attack Patients.

By Hannah Ostrem on Feb 25, 2016

We all know that when it comes to time sensitive emergencies, like stroke or STEMI, time is tissue. As such, it should come as no surprise that a recent study performed by the University of California-San Francisco and the National Bureau of Economic has found that among 30,000 heart attack patients, those who were transported by ambulances that were diverted from busy ERs to other, further away hospitals, were 10 percent more likely to be dead one year later. 

Topics: Stroke STEMI EMS
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Valley Health System Aims to Improve Stroke and Cardiac Care with Smartphone Technology [Press Release]

By Hannah Ostrem on Feb 23, 2016

Topics: Stroke STEMI Press